A Home for Gold Star Mothers
During 1928 in Washington, DC, a group of Mothers who had lost sons and daughters in
the service of their country met to form the American Gold Star mothers organization.
American Gold Star Manor
On January 24, 1975, the American Gold Star Home was incorporated as a charitable,
non-profit corporation for the purpose of providing a National Home for members of
American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.
A New Home
American Gold Star Home
In 1973 it became necessary to replace the old buildings which constituted The
American Gold Star Home and a new six-million dollar complex was built with the assistance
of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It was renamed American Gold Star
Manor. In the new Manor there are nine beautiful three-story units and one two-story unit
for a total of 348 apartments. It is truly a showplace in the area.
All the buildings are located in a secure, 23 acre, park-like setting.
Each apartment has its own kitchen with stove and refrigerator furnished.
Most indoor activities center around the Recreation Hall, where games, community sings,
potluck dinners, card playing, movies, and color TV are enjoyed. There is also an
The Arts and Crafts Building provides for many additional activities which include an
active Dads Club.
Outdoor activities include croquet, shuffleboard and the popular therapeutic pool.
A minibus provides transportation throughout the grounds and to connecting public bus
The Manor is situated in a quiet section of Long Beach, close to shopping centers,
churches, and medical facilities. Freeways provide easy driving to downtown Long Beach and
City of Long Beach
Southern California points of interest.
Rents vary according to income and assets and include utilities, ground care, and routine
maintenance.Each of the ten apartment buildings is completely carpeted, has its own
inter-communication system, master TV antenna, elevator, and a laundry room on each floor.
Individual apartments include wall-to-wall carpeting, draperies, and electronic emergency
systems located in each bedroom and bathroom.
The grounds are completely fenced, with security guards on duty 24 hours a day. In
addition, apartment buildings are all locked, and there are double locks on each apartment
Three Apartment Styles
There are 22 comfortable, convenient
studio apartments, artistically designed to provide 457 square feet.
||One Bedroom Apt
Each floor has 10 attractive one-bedroom
apartments with living space of 623 square feet.
|Two Bedroom Apt
The 36 lovely two-bedroom corner
apartments are very spacious with an area of 763 square feet.
Those who would like to live in this unique residential community may obtain an
application by contacting:
Terry Geiling, President/CEO
American Gold Star Manor
3021 N. Gold Star Drive
Long Beach, California 90810